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American studies professor Tricia Rose was quoted in the Sacramento Bee about the origin of pop culture's highly sexual and demeaning images of African American women.

Stephen Thorsett, professor and chair of astronomy and astrophysics, was featured in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about plans for a new space-based telescope.

A story in the Bay Area's Korea Times highlighted Chancellor Denton's attendance at a dinner hosted by the Korean consul gGeneral to brief the Korean media about the upcoming UCSC Pacific Rim Music Festival.

Michael Riordan, adjunct professor of physics, was quoted in the Newark Star-Ledger in a story about the merger of AT&T and SBC Communications. Riordan also wrote an op-ed piece for the same paper about the history of AT&T's Bell Labs.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story in the business section about Glumetrics, a company developing products based on UCSC research led by professor of chemistry and biochemistry Bakthan Singaram.

Associate professor of history David Anthony was quoted in a Monterey Herald article about the race barriers that black soldiers faced in World War II.

Bruce Schumm, professor of physics, was quoted in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story about a lecture by Masaru Emoto, who claims that human thoughts and words can alter water molecules.

A Santa Cruz Sentinel story about the Orchid Society Show featured Frank Drake, professor emeritus of astronomy and astrophysics, who is also an orchid enthusiast and president of the Santa Cruz Orchid Society.

An article in the Los Angeles Times about proposals for desalination plants on the coast included quotes from Pete Raimondi, professor and chair of ecology and evolutionary biology.

Geophysicist Steven Ward was quoted in an article about tsunami warning systems in American Scientist magazine.

Media Highlights provides monthly summaries of "UCSC in the News" columns.

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